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Richards Castle, Ludlow


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Ryecroft enjoys a lovely rural setting away from main roads and sits in grounds extending to 2.8 acres (est). The main residence which is full of charm and character has 2 Reception Rooms, 4 Bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms and a delightful family Kitchen. In the grounds is a detached 2 Bedroom Holiday Let together with a range of buildings that include motor home Garage, Carport, Workshop and a brick built freezer/produce Store. The property has amazing views from many different aspects of the house and grounds and sits around a mile from the village of Richards Castle which in turn is 4 miles to the historic market town of Ludlow. A wonderful home not to be missed. EPC's Main House - E, Barn - D

Ryecroft enjoys a rural position, accessed off a lane and surrounded by 2.8 acres (est) of its own garden and grounds. The village of Richards Castle is a mile in distance and has facilities that include public house, church, village hall and an active community. The historic market town of Ludlow is approximately 5 miles and is renowned for its award winning restaurants, culture and festivals and is serviced with a good range of shopping recreation and educational facilities. Accommodation at this delightful home is fully described as follows:

Reception Hall

With exposed floor boards, picture rail and stripped pine doors lead off to

Day Room

6.2m x 4.0m (20'4 x 13'1 )

Having picture rail, feature fireplace with wooden surround, tiled inset and sat on a flagstone hearth is a Clearview wood burning stove. Excellent dining area having picture windows and double door overlooking gardens and field to the rear.

Sitting Room

4.1m x 4.1m (13'5 x 13'5 )

Having 3 double glazed windows overlooking the grounds, panelled walls, exposed brick fireplace with flagstone hearth and a Morso wood burning stove fitted, shelved alcove and access to roof space.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room

6.1m x 5.3m (20'0 x 17'5 )

Having 2 double glazed windows to rear with view over farmland, quarry tiled floor and ample room for table and chairs. Kitchen area has a range of handmade units that include base cupboards, drawers, woodblock surfaces, fitted shelves and a feature stripped dresser. An oil fired Nobel range cooker is housed in here and also heats domestic hot water, it is in a recess with tiled surround and beam over. The Utility area has tiled work surface with space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer. Airing cupboard housing factory insulated hot water cylinder and shelving.

Master Bedroom

6.3m x 4.0m (20'8 x 13'1 )

Has double glazed windows to 3 elevations overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. There is a feature fireplace with tiled inset and brick hearth, picture rail and fitted wardrobe with hanging rail.

Bedroom 2

4.1m x 2.7m (13'5 x 8'10 )

Has double glazed windows overlooking gardens, pretty cast iron fire grate with tiled inset and surround.

Bedroom 3

4.1m x 2.7m (13'5 x 8'10 )

Has 2 double glazed windows overlooking gardens, coving and access to roof space.

Rear Hallway

Having quarry tiled floor and door into boiler cupboard housing the firebird oil fired central heating boiler which heats radiators and a double glazed window to rear.

Study / Bedroom 4

2.8m x 2.4m (9'2 x 7'10 )

Having double glazed window overlooking grounds.


2.5m x 1.8m (8'2 x 5'11 )

Having double glazed window overlooking grounds. Suite in white of wc, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with central taps and shower attachment.

Shower Room

2.1m x 1.8m (6'11 x 5'11 )

Having modern suite in white of wc, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard, shower cubicle with multi head shower and double glazed window to rear elevation.

Rear Porch / Boot Room

Being double glazed with quarry tiled floor.


Ryecroft enjoys a lovely rural setting away from main roads sitting in 2.8 acres (est) of its own grounds. The property is approached off the lane and there is ample parking for the Barn. The driveway then continues passed the Barn towards the main dwelling and passes an Orchard with damson, plum, apple, pear trees, a productive poly tunnel and arrives at a further hard standing where there is parking for numerous vehicles and a detached camper van Garage and Carport having light and power fitted measures internally 7m x 4m. Leading off this hard standing a gravelled pathway leads to the main residence which has a loggia with a hand forged baulustrade. From here a lovely view across the properties grounds and to Herefordshire countryside can be enjoyed.

The gardens and grounds around the property are laid to lawn, they are well established with mature shrubs and borders and a large selection of both deciduous and evergreen trees. At the rear steps then lead up to a useful Food/Store having light and power fitted and measuring internally 4.2m x 2.1m. There is also a detached Workshop measuring internally 6.75m x 4.75m having concrete floor, light and power fitted with a large door at the frontage for access for sit on mower. Adjoining the Workshop is an excellent lean-to which provides great space for the logs. At the back of the Workshop there is a small coppice.

Ryecroft Barn

Is a traditional radial roof barn and sits at the entrance driveway to Ryecroft and is fully described as follows:

Reception Hall

With quarry tiled flooring and useful broom cupboard.

Open Plan Living Room with Kitchen

5.8m x 4.6m (19'0 x 15'1 )

Having triple glazed windows and triple glazed doors out onto decked area with a view towards Clee Hill. Character features include; traditional Blacksmith hand forged metal work, exposed floor boards, a raised fireplace with Clearview wood burning stove, panelled walls and ceiling, original timbered truss feature. 2 wall mounted night storage heaters. The Kitchen has a range of handmade units that include base cupboards, heat resistant work surfaces, single bowl, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, cooker, washing machine, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and a quarry tiled floor.

Bedroom 1

3.9m x 2.3m (12'10 x 7'7 )

Has triple glazed window, wall mounted storage heater, wood panelled walls, room for a double bed with a camp bed above.

Bedroom 2

3.4m x 2.3m (11'2 x 7'7 )

Has triple glazed window, wood panelled walls and wardrobe.


Having triple glazed window, tiled floor and a suite in white of wc, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with Triton shower over. Airing cupboard housing the factory insulated hot water cylinder.

Agents Note:

The current vendors have let out the Barn as a successful self catering holiday let for the past 20 years. A breakdown on income would be available on request, if desired the property can be purchased with the barn fully furnished and the good will of that said business passed on to the new buyers.



Mains electricity with economy 7, private water and private drainage. Telephone to BT regulations, oil fired heating. The property has the benefit of solar panels on the roof which provides an approximate income of £475.00 per year, as well as giving reduced energy costs to the property.


Approaching Richards Castle from the Ludlow direction, turn right into Castle Road, this is immediately before the Castle Inn public house. Follow this road to the cross-roads taking the left turn and after 1 mile the driveway to the property will be found on the right hand side.

Local Authority:

Herefordshire Council

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Contact the Ludlow Office on Tel: 01584 875207 or Craven Arms Office 01588 672728

Or you can email us at ludlow@samuelwood.co.uk or visit our web site at www.samuelwood.co.uk

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